19-03-2020 12:28 AM
Hi all. I am new to this. My husband since July 2019 but friend of 20+ years is struggling with an episode of either psychosis or mania. He had a 22 years history in the MH sector and his experiences have been extremely negative. He is terrified of seeking help and has serious trust issues. Our story is long so will not go into all of it now.
three things about me:
I have two amazing adult children - 18 & 21
i love animals - have 5 cats (yes 5) and a giant dog.
I am a mental health practitioner 😬. Not feeling like a good one at the moment 😢.
my husband - who I'll call H - is really unwell and I don't know what to do as I'm afraid I'll breach his trust and I'm the only person he has. I'm exhausted and so incredibly sad.
19-03-2020 07:28 AM
Good morning @KEY
Psychosis/mania/psychotic mania = difficult times and you would likely be well aware of what is likely necessary.
Does Mr H have any insight? A safety plan in place that you can refer to?
I will tag you in a couple of posts that you might find BV helpful.
29-03-2020 11:34 PM - edited 29-03-2020 11:46 PM
Hi, a new concerned father here trying to assist an adult son with Bipolar. He is late 30's. I am a divorcee of 19 years and I have shared my suburban home with only him for two years now. He is currently hospitalised in medical care after a break down recently. Two weeks in hospital now and coming home again in two days. The mental health professionals at the hospital (NSW) are saying they have a follow up team and a care plan. I’m 67 and pretty healthy but the recent breakdown involved a very serious over reaction to a neighbour’s over the fence complaints about an argument (actually a loud video phone call) on his own veranda. The neighbours (a husband and wife off-duty police couple) apparently triggered this reaction. There was no physical violence from him at any stage, but his overreaction (verbal response) was not normal behaviour, heightened anxiety and blood pressure (diagnosed later) at very dangerous levels. Management of these events is now outside my skill set and I’m very concerned about the new triggers a couple of doors away in a normally quiete suburban cul-de-sac street.
He has been working measurably well at self-management . He has also accepted that the Bipolar condition is real and needs to be managed (medication included). This event however is a significant setback on many fronts but I’m hoping the care plan and medical team back up will perhaps be what was always needed.
I could use some real-life advice. I’m interested in how others manage life with an adult bipolar family member and if the mental health care plan arrangements work for them.
29-03-2020 11:53 PM
welcome to you all! i hope you find being here helpful, your welcome to tag me (just put an @ before my name or other members name whom you wish to talk to) anytime or if you need any help.
also please feel free to create a thread for yourself so we can support you along your journey and to have a look around and join in whereever you like!
we have a thread called Hot Chocolate Anyone ? where many members and carers hang out and chat over a virtual beverage. your most welcome to join us!
31-03-2020 09:28 AM
my nephew has severe mental health issues and has had for many years
I guess I'm just looking for someone to talk to
31-03-2020 09:39 AM
01-04-2020 06:14 AM
I am here to connect, learn and share ideas with fellow carers
1.I am a good cook
2.struggle a lot with weight loss
3.I am not a sports person
03-04-2020 08:43 AM
I will tag you in a couple of discussion threads that might be of help to you. Perhaps you might like to start your own story so that others can offer some targeted carers advice should you need some.
05-04-2020 06:55 PM
I like to read
I'm interested in the natural world with special interets in birds and mammals
I love to travel - all plans on hold currently of course due to CV19
My adult son lives with me
Currently he is displaying worrying symptoms, feelings of persecution, real or imagined, with associated hgh anxiety
I'm looking for strategies to support him to achieve a healthy lifestyle so I can have my lovely son back
I need to know how to talk to him about how he feels so he believes I believe him
I need strategies to keep myself well through this turbulent phase too
Lots to ask of this forum
But wondering if you can point me in the right direction please
05-04-2020 08:11 PM
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